The last several weeks has seen me taking care of my grandmother. Actually this is not a complaint, I am honored to be able to do this. About four years ago I had the honor of caring for my grandfather before his passing. The last several months have been quite stressful.
In fact it has drastically effected my ability to write and blog…the one thing I could do was the photography and edit my photos. Partly because there is no deadline, and also because it only relied upon me to find the beauty in my surroundings. This realization brought to my recollection the following scripture, and for that I thank the Holy Spirit who was faithful to God’s promise to do so.
7 And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus 8 Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable—if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise—dwell on these things. 9 Do what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.
So I must testify to the fact that God keeps His promises to us. I have been blessed to have these promises proved in my life continually.
I must testify, also, to the fact that in my extended time of stress and turmoil God brought His peace to me in a way that I would see His hand. He turned me to the beauty of His hand! Flowers, Birds and Sky. In my great desire for peace and freedom from the distress within me, Father pointed me to those things that are eternally free in the heavenlies.
His faithfulness and love for me brings me to tears. I am so very grateful that I cannot find the appropriate words, prose or phrases to express it to anyone.
As my circumstances continue to swirl around me I will continue to do what Hopeannfaith continually has done in such times. The difference, I LOOK UP FOR MY HELP, not out of desperation, but from a place of God’s peace. That peace that He desires for each one of us.
I encourage you to LOOK UP with Me…Father is gazing down on us,
Psalm 121: 1-3
A Song of Ascents.
1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
For me this has become lifestyle. I know this because I am not in the place I would normally wander to in these circumstances. I am in the place God would have me wander to…His arms.
Blessings My Friends, always!